“Wallace and Gromit” Actor Peter Sallis Dead at 96

Peter Sallis, the actor and the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit, passed away on June 2 aged 96.

The British actor was also known for his role of Norman “Cleggy” Cleg in Last of the Summer Wine.

In a statement released by Jonathan Altaras Associates, it was said:

“It is with sadness that we announce that our client Peter Sallis died peacefully, with his family by his side, at Denville Hall on Friday, June 2.”

Sallis recently spoke about the success of Wallace and Gromit. He said:

“It is pleasing knowing millions are going to see your work and enjoy it. To still be involved in a project like this at my age is heart-warming. To have a legacy like this is very comforting. I am very lucky to have been involved.”